BookmarkBookmarkTick

Hilarious Real Pregnancy Stories: 'I Threw Up Because...'

Take it from these moms-to-be: Nausea can strike for any reason, at any time—even mid-stride.
ByEmily Windram
Intern
Updated
June 12, 2018
pregnant pam beesley the office tv show
Image: Justin Lubin / Courtesy NBC

Whoever came up with the term “morning sickness” seriously underestimated how many times throughout the day pregnant women can feel nauseated—and the bajillion little things that can set off that gag reflex. What do you do if you find yourself suddenly super-sensitive to certain tastes and smells (or practically everything)? You can seek out relief or blame your hormone changes—but the best remedy is commiserating with others who are in the same (rocking, vomit-inducing) boat.

So when pregnant Reddit user TaylorT21 posted a thread called “Today I threw up…”, lots of moms-to-be quickly joined in to post their weirdest (and funniest) reasons for getting queasy. Here are some of the highlights:

“Because of the way the toothpaste oozed out of the tube.” — TaylorT21

“The thought of chicken made me throw up at my office desk today. Annnnd, I’m about to again.” — carbordeath  (She then posted a followup comment: “Update: Nope, just a dry heave. I’ll count that a win.”)

“I read the word ‘raisins’ last week and threw up.” — bronzeandblush

“This weekend I threw up because I waited too long to spit while brushing my teeth. It’s the second time it’s happened. I had to clean it off the wall. Then I cried because I’m an adult and really thought I had my sh*t together better than that.” — EveryOtherTime

“I was walking down the hallway, felt fine, and threw up mid stride. I don’t even know why. I also have a spot off the side of my porch that I have puked off of three times now. I am thankful for tile floors and rain.” — rosathesquirrel

“Yesterday I threw up so hard I gave myself a bloody nose, which then made me throw up again. I am so over 1st trimester!” — ThompRose

Related Video

“My bff texted me to let me know she was eating frosting straight from the container, she thought I’d be proud. I vomited almost immediately just thinking about it. And I freaking love frosting!” — theaftercath

“I poked a potato and the texture made me throw up.” — uhmv

“The heating pad comforting my aching back made me too hot and queasy.” — Twenty3isNumberOne

“Strangely enough every time I thought ‘Wow, I’ve gone x amount of days without puking!’ was the day I threw up again.” — potatochippy91

actress ellie kemper jokes about her pregnancy

Actress Ellie Kemper Jokes She's '102 Weeks Pregnant' in Bump Photo

profile picture of Laurie Ulster
Laurie Ulster
Contributing Writer
Published
09/03/2019
woman touches her pregnant belly

Baby Got Back: Baby Dances to ‘I Like Big Butts’ From Inside the Womb

profile picture of Stephanie Grassullo
Stephanie Grassullo
Associate Editor
Published
08/23/2019
repeating pattern of mcdonalds big macs

This Is How Much Your Baby-to-be Weighs in Big Macs

profile picture of Stephanie Grassullo
Stephanie Grassullo
Associate Editor
Published
04/17/2019
mcdonalds launches mcpickle burger as an april's fools joke.

Expectant Moms Are Here for McDonald’s New McPickle Burger

profile picture of Stephanie Grassullo
Stephanie Grassullo
Associate Editor
Published
04/01/2019
pregnant amy schumer attempts to put her socks on

This Video of Amy Schumer Putting on Socks Is Every Pregnant Woman Ever

profile picture of Stephanie Grassullo
Stephanie Grassullo
Associate Editor
Published
03/28/2019
pregnan amy schumer making a funny face

Amy Schumer's Maternity Pictures Poke Fun at Traditional Photo Shoots

profile picture of Stephanie Grassullo
Stephanie Grassullo
Associate Editor
Published
03/15/2019
pregnant woman holding humorous letter boards related to pregnancy

17 Hilarious Letter Boards That Sum Up Your Pregnancy Mood

profile picture of Nathalie Kirby
Nathalie Kirby
Assistant Social Media Editor
pregnant woman laughing and holding doughnuts up to her eyes

12 Memes That Sum Up Your Second Trimester

profile picture of Nathalie Kirby
Nathalie Kirby
Assistant Social Media Editor
men experience pregnancy labor through device

Men Take Part in Simulated Labor Experience and Their Reactions Are Priceless

profile picture of Stephanie Grassullo
Stephanie Grassullo
Associate Editor
Published
11/26/2018
pregnant woman standing on bus

Pregnant Woman Has the Best Response to a Man Who Left His Bag on an Open Seat

profile picture of Stephanie Grassullo
Stephanie Grassullo
Associate Editor
Published
09/10/2018
mom illustrates pregnancy week by week with taco bell menu items

Woman Hilariously Tracked Baby's Week-by-Week Growth Using Taco Bell Menu Items

profile picture of Stephanie Grassullo
Stephanie Grassullo
Associate Editor
Published
09/06/2018
Article removed.